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Jan Rubeš

Jan Rubeš

  • Born on
    • June 6th, 1920
  • Died on
    • June 29th, 2009
Born in Czechoslovakia. After graduating in 1945 from the Conservatory of Music in Prague, Jan Rubes went on to join the Prague Opera House as their youngest basso singer. He also performed at the Pilsen Opera House in leading roles in his early years. By 1948, he was chosen to represent Czechoslovakia at the International Music Festival held in Geneva and won first prize in his category. He emigrated to Canada on New Year's Eve 1948 with hopes of creating a greater musical career. As a member of the Canadian Opera Company, he achieved recognition for his roles, as Boris in "Boris Godunov", Schigolch in "Lulu" and as Mephisto in "Faust". As well, he served as the company's director of touring and program development. Branching out into radio and, eventually, TV, he wrote and hosted from 1975-83 TVOntario's "Guess What?" and acted in many TV dramas, later receiving the Earle Grey Award for lifetime work in Canadian television.

Filmography

Acting (20 Credits)

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2005Our Fathers as Pope John Paul
2000Believe as Jason Stiles
1999Snow Falling on Cedars as Ole Jurgensen
1998Music from Another Room as Louis Klammer
1995Serving in Silence: The Margarethe Cammermeyer Story as Far
1995Roommates as Bolek Krupa
1994D2: The Mighty Ducks as Jan
1994The Birds II: Land's End as Karl
1991Class Action as Alexander Pavel
1991Deceived as Tomasz
1990The Amityville Curse as The Priest
1990Courage Mountain as Grandfather
1989The Experts as Illyich
1988The Kiss as Gordon Tobin
1987Dead of Winter as Dr. Joseph Lewis
1985Witness as Eli Lapp
1985One Magic Christmas as Santa Claus
1985Kane & Abel as The Polish Consul
1981The Amateur as Kaplan
1963The Incredible Journey as Carl Nurmi

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